Karan Patel
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  • Portland, OR
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In my soul I am a socIal entrepreneur, but In my mInd, I’m an IntuItIve desIgner. I help the world by betterIng one problem at a tIme through desIgn.

Do I make thIngs look good?
Sure. What I really do though Is use desIgn thInkIng and methodologIes to Improve everyday experIences.

As designers, we compost norms, extrapolate problems, supercharge Ideas, and manifest solutions as new benchmarks, all while remaining mindful of the human factor.


So what Is It that I want to be doing 5 to 10 years from now?
the answer to that It Is simple yet complicated.

In a time where thousands of hours are dedicated to the conception of apps and niche products, the return on Investments to taking on Immense, complex challenges are not as obvious.

Undoubtedly, these Issues are often solved Incrementally. however, having goals beyond the scope of iterations vastly Improves the chances of achieving success at an accelerated rate.

So where do I fit in?

Imagine solving world hunger, but not through the means of creatIng ngo’s, but by providing those In need with the means to sustains themselves through design. An easIly replaceable irrigatIon system, a sustaInable pesticide release system, better livestock healthcare admInIstratIon.

Or an issue less complex In sIze, say, helpIng chIldren wIth anxIety, wIthout the use of medIcatIon. we could use toys or maybe storybooks or both. what If we paIred thIs wIth tools to help the parents understand what theIr chIldren are goIng through.

These are the scope of projects I like to tackle.

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